from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Heraldry Positioned so that the head is turned toward the viewer. Used of an animal depicted so that its body is viewed from the side.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Positioned with the body viewed from the side, but with the head turned toward the viewer
- n. A guardian.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Acting as guardian.
- adj. Same as Gardant.
- n. A guardian.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Acting as a guard or guardian; protecting.
- In heraldry See gardant.
- n. A guard or guardian.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. looking forward
All that has been squeezed onto its reverse is the rear flanks of one lion passant guardant and the anus of another.
A waiter in full bloom appeared at the end of the passage, guardant.
At the feet an angel, with flowing black hair, and crowned, is represented rising from clouds, holding towards the recumbent figure a shield, on which the Priory Arms are embossed and illuminated: _Gules_, two lions _passant guardant: or_, two ducal coronets in chief.
Pointed oval: St. Bartholomew standing on a lion _couchant guardant_, in the right hand a knife, his emblem, in the left hand a book.
Three lions passant-guardant in pale -- England, for ...
On the dexter and sinister sides, two demi-doctors, issuant of the second, and two cane heads, issuant of the third; the first having one eye, couchant, towards the dexter side of the escutcheon; the second faced, per pale, proper, and gules guardant.
Sable, on a fesse invected or, between three cats a mountain passant guardant argent, a fasces in bend, surmounting a sword in bend sinister proper, between two crescents gules, in the centre chief point a rose of the third.
Now, you companion, Ill say an errand for you: you shall know now that I am in estimation; you shall perceive that a Jack guardant cannot office me from my son Coriolanus: guess, but by my entertainment with him, if thou standest not i the state of hanging, or of some death more long in spectatorship, and crueller in suffering; behold now presently, and swound for whats to come upon thee.
On a cross five lions passant guardant -- City of York.
Three lions passant guardant, a label of three points, each charged with three fleur-de-lis -- Thomas, Duke of Lancaster.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.